An early highlight was the fascinating lighting system being distributed by PJ Watson, which really made the diamonds sparkle in its stand windows at IJL. They are eco-friendly, economic to run and make diamonds glimmer as if they are in the brightest sunlight - I am sure they must sell themselves. More details from Laura in the next issue of Retail Jeweller.Fei Lui is a bit of a favourite of mine, and I took the new editor of Retail Jeweller, Laura McCreddie, ...
Jenni battles wind, rain and tube strikes to check out the talent at the Lonmin Design Innovation Awards
Yesterday started with a briefing from Suzi Jarrell to a group of us judging the Platinum Guild’s Platinum Trail. We were checking out best platinum display, and best tri-set. There were some beautiful pieces of platinum jewellery on show, and after a three-year absence from IJL I was delighted to see how so many designers - including Fei Lui and James Newman - had moved on, with bridal collections that were both commercial and truly stunning.The latter scooped the award ...
A day out with Rotary on the Isle of Wight leaves Jenni Middleton only just about able to type. But our intrepid editor-in-chief doesn’t let injury hold her back from filing her blog
IJL promises some superb innovation from exhibitors that is impressing Jenni MIddleton
Blast from the past: Jenni parties through the night at the CMJ Buying Group Meeting
Working with the Jewellery Show to help promote British design talent, the challenges facing designers is under discussion
It is now fewer than two weeks to the UK Jewellery Awards and the team are getting ready
We’ve all made mistakes. Gerald Ratner is still dining out on his, as an entertained Jenni found out at the Houlden Group Members’ Meeting
Land ahoy – Jenni shares her sea-bound adventures, courtesy of Nautica, and celebrates being back on dry land
Impressive entries make life difficult for the industry professionals judging the UK Jewellery Awards
Powerboat racing and a not so spectacular start for England – a memorable weekend at the Rotary Watches Aquaspeed training course
Cocktails combined with jewellery – LJW kicks off in style. Follow our team’s exploits as we see what London has to offer.
Multiples and independents alike impress as we travel the depth and breadth of the country to begin the process of finding our winners
Welcome to the wonderful world of Retail Jeweller’s new website and my blog in particular. The editorial team and I will endeavour to tell you what’s hot, the new pieces we’ve seen, designers we’ve met, watches we’ve covered and stores we’ve enjoyed touring. Of course, it’s a great time to start checking in with us as we’re giving the country’s rail network a tough workout right now, as we tour the country writing reports on the UK Jewellery Awards shortlisted multiple and independent ...